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Mackay and Sackville
Posted by: David Michels (ID *****9091) Date: March 29, 2002 at 19:23:39
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I am trying to find out some information on the ancestry of a Sackville Mackay. Sackville Mackay was one of my ancestors (my grandmother was Matilda Maude Mackay, daughter of James Mackay, son of John Mackay, son of Sackville Mackay, son of Robert and Joan (or Joanne, Galic is 'Johan'). Sackville Mackay was probably named in honor of George Germain, Lord Sackville who assisted William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland at Culloden in 1746. Sackville was born around 1790 or earlier. All of the Mackays of this line were born in Dornoch, Sutherland, in Scotland. James Mackay, Matilda's father, and John Mackay, his father, were supposed to have come to the United States In the 1800's, and worked on the Railroad for a while. Sackville's parents were Robert and Johan listed in the IGI (probably from parish records). They were from Glasgow and were probably resettled under the laws passed back then, to Dornoch. That area of Sutherland was a Gaelic speaking area. I read too, from this message board that there is supposed to be a 'boatload' of Mackays that came to Nova Scotia and there is a ships registry of that somewhere. Anyone have any ideas, or trace the same lines?

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